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    Pailebot Santa Eulàlia

    On Barcelona's Moll de la Fusta quay, a few metres away from the Museu Marítim, the schooner, the Santa Eulàlia, is a wonderful example of a historic three-masted vessel, which has been restored to the delight of anyone wishing to learn a little bit more about our country's seafaring past.

    Barcelona's Museu Marítim bought this historic and unique vessel at auction in 1997: at the time the ship was known as Sayrernar Uno, and was being used as a diving support vessel. Following painstaking refurbishment, which faithfully restored its original appearance, the schooner was moored at the Moll de la Fusta quay in Barcelona's old harbour, the Port Vell, and renamed in honour of one of Barcelona's patron saints, Santa Eulàlia. This restoration project, which was the first of its kind in Spain, represented a step forward in disseminating our remarkable seafaring heritage. In addition to this, the restored schooner was also refitted as an operative vessel, meaning that it is not just a visitor attraction but also acts as a flagship for the museum when it sails the waters of the Mediterranean.

    We highly recommend you visit this old ship which was built in Torrevieja in 1918 and named Carmen Flores. The boat is a wonderful floating ambassador for the museum, and a fine example of a three-masted schooner, which you can discover as you stroll along the quayside or, better still, climb aboard and find out about all the secrets of sailing.

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